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User Reviews for Methocarbamol

Also known as: Robaxin, Robaxin-750, Carbacot

Methocarbamol has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 250 ratings on Drugs.com. 48% of those users who reviewed Methocarbamol reported a positive effect, while 30% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Methocarbamol reviews 6.1 250 reviews

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Reviews for Methocarbamol

In pain · Taken for less than 1 month February 15, 2021

For Muscle Spasm: “Methocarbamol does not work for my calf muscle injury. I have stop taking this because it’s a waste of time, it’s like popping candy. I have been dealing with lack of sleep because of the pain. I need to find something else because I can’t function this way.”

1 / 10
Virginia · Taken for less than 1 month February 7, 2021

For Muscle Spasm: “I have started on Robaxin 750 mg for 4 bulging disc, two herniated disc, arthritis in by facet joints, some narrowing of the spinal canal. Possible Hemangioma at vertebrae. Needless to say this is horrible pain and the muscle spasms puts me in tears from the pain. No nausea noted. Four hours later I am having break through pain in my back and side. I think I need to ask for increase and more frequent doses .”

8 / 10
Storm January 30, 2021

For Muscle Spasm: “Flexeril It has been discontinued in the US you may want to read up and research why. I have had cluster headaches ever sence i took flexeril for the 3rd or so time. I have also been randomly hitting myself involuntary, it's like my hand and arm attacks me or does what it wants like it's not even mine. If you want to find out about that google "Neuropsychiatric side effects of cyclobenzaprine" about flexeril being discontinued and the whys, for anyone to read on it. I will be taking my first dose of methocarbamol 750mg. I really don't like new medications unless I'm around Doctors in case anything happens, but I'm in so much pain I can really care less. But at the same time it's like what if this shhhh does what flexeril may have caused me. Cluster headaches are the worst pain I have ever felt in my 40 years of life and I've dealt with lots of different kinds of pain to me it goes beyond the lvl 10 pain charts.”

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Kk January 29, 2021

For Muscle Spasm: “30 hours after my first pill of methocarbamol, my stomach is still on fire from this medicine. I feel awful. Muscle cramping in my stomach. I feel like I could throw up. When I eat I feel better. It only took 6 hrs before I was so sick in bed for the reaction to happen. I’ve spent an hour googling how long does it take for this to get out of my system because this is horrible.”

1 / 10
Beth January 8, 2021

For Muscle Spasm: “I have moderately severe neck and shoulder tension due to chronic illness along with some arthritis at C2-C3 that causes nerve pain. Gabapentin helps with the nerve pain, but Flexeril and Baclofen knocked me out rather than helping with the pain from muscle tension. A neurologist recommended methocarbamol to help relax the muscles and resultant headaches (he said to take a 750 mg pill whenever I needed it). Taking one pill here and there, or even regularly once a day didn't really seem to do anything at all, though it didn't make me sleepy or have any noticeable side effects (a first for any muscle relaxer I have ever taken). I talked with my regular doctor, and we agreed to try one pill twice daily, everyday. This has made a really positive difference in my quality of life. I can now sit at my computer for 2-3 hours uninterrupted without pain and have fewer headaches. I'm happy to consider this a maintenance med and stay on it for as long as it continues to work.”

10 / 10
Tigget · Taken for less than 1 month January 5, 2021

Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: “Took one 750mg Robaxin pill last night for chronic spasm I am in hangover affect I don't think I take anymore. The spasms are still with me. This drug is not for me, there are too many side effects”

4 / 10
Melancholy · Taken for less than 1 month November 22, 2020

Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: “Took half a Robaxin 750 mg, threw up twice within 20 minutes. Itchy and drowsy. Maybe only 1/4 pill and see how that goes. On oxy too, so maybe if I don’t take them together?”

3 / 10

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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 14, 2020

“I always hurt due to Partial L-6 hemi vertabrae(common for rh-) spinal stenosis, dural tube impingement, herniated disc Degenerative disc and joint disease. Robaxin generic of methocarbomal has not done squat nor did flexeral. Methocarbamol helped me sleep the first few months but does nothing to correct uncorrectable. Pain is my life and have had incredible issues with treating.”

3 / 10
Marly · Taken for less than 1 month November 13, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “This is the second episode I have had with Sciatic pain (rooky). Anyway, this is the second time I have been prescribed Robaxin for that pain. The first time I didn't think it helped but after taking it again, I know it doesn't help with my pain at all. It did make me sleepy but there's nothing worse than being so drowsy but not being able to fall asleep because the pain is so bad. On top of that my prescription is for 120 tablets. Just seems to be the automatic prescription my Dr. gives for this. I would much rather have a week supply of something that will take care of the pain so I can sleep.”

3 / 10
Ziggy September 21, 2020

Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have been taking a generic brand of Methcarbamol 500mg for several years. I have found it to be very helpful with muscle spasms and degenerative disc disease. I alI already take Celebrex so I can't take ibuprofen or Aleve just acetaminophen. It doesn't relieve all the pain but it makes the pain tolerable and it's better then narcotics.”

8 / 10
Liltattooprincess · Taken for less than 1 month September 6, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I have been taking methocarbamol for a little while now, alongside 500 mg naproxen, and my dose is 750mg of methocarbamol 3x a day, to help with the pain of a bruised brain stem. This medicine has made the pain of my injury more bearable, and I can actually work, because the pain is tolerable now, because of the methocarbamol. So if you are struggling with any sort of horrible muscle pain, ask about this medicine. I hope it will help you tremendously, like it did with me”

10 / 10
joe August 21, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “methocarbamol helps me settle down enough to let me sleep”

8 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 19, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “Does it cause really bad snoring? Where can’t catch breath at times ?”

Crittet · Taken for less than 1 month August 18, 2020

Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: “My 70 year old mother had a crick in her neck I took her to our doctor he gave her 500 mg of Methocarbamol she took one and lay down 4 hours later she woke up was going to the restroom you dizzy fell down and has been suffering from hallucinations and delusions for 3 days now”

1 / 10
Upinsmoke187 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 23, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “They gave it to me for my neck it does work but doesn't last long.”

10 / 10
Jinx342 · Taken for less than 1 month June 18, 2020

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have taken Robaxin 750 in place of my usual dose of MS Contin at night and I’m able to get a full night of good sleep without waking up in pain and without the painful Charlie horses I was getting in my calves and feet because of compression on my nerve roots. Robaxin is the only muscle relaxer I can tolerate - has no side effects for me at all. Best of all - skipping that PM does of morphine is really good! When I first took Robaxin three years ago for back spasms it seemed to NOT work for me, I don’t know what changed, but I’m happy that it’s working now - especially that it can be used as a replacement for my PM opiate. Very happy with it. Always consult your Dr. first.”

9 / 10
Floridagal2020 · Taken for less than 1 month June 1, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “This methocarbamol is some awful stuff, I had an injury at work and the doctor called this in for me. It did absolutely nothing for my pain and kept me up all night with restless legs and jittery feeling that lasted half of the next day. The doctor told me to stop taking it and I won’t ever try it again. I don’t recommend.”

1 / 10
Zbb · Taken for less than 1 month May 15, 2020

Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: “Aggravated a herniated disc which resulted in sciatic pain down the back of one leg & for some reason a muscle in my right side...the side pain was with excruciating spasms, my back would seize up from one side across to the other side. Flexiril did nothing. Couldn’t take it so went to ER & Dr gave me a Torodol shot & 750 mg Robaxin...I slept from 1130 pm till 8:30 am, hadn't slept that long in probably 10 years...woke up pain was much less, but spasms started up a little so I took another at 12 pm started feeling a little dizzy & drowsy soon after so slept for about 5 hrs & at 8 pm was still drowsy. The pain was there, which I could deal with using 800 mg Motrin, but the spasms were gone. After reading about the 30 or so side effects, & spasms gone, I'm good. I won’t take anymore.”

9 / 10
Blacbry · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 10, 2020

Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: “Have tried using Robaxin 500mg tablets for degenerative neck and back along with shoulder pain( associated with the neck pain.) IT DOES NOT TOUCH THE PAIN. whoever said tic tac was right on the money. Threw mine away.”

1 / 10
Happy Nana · Taken for 5 to 10 years February 22, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “After 25 years of self medicating for severe back problems used oxy, norco, vicodin, flexarill, soma- wine and whiskey- chiropractic, acupuncture and finally surgery (8 fusions and 2 -10" titanium rods) Surprisingly, my liver shows no damage (unbelievable I know ) all I use now, even with a new diagnosis of moderate TMJ Roboxin is my wonder drug. Helps, makes bearable my TMJ and after a hard hurtful day relaxes me enough to be able to sleep”

9 / 10
SpasticElastic · Taken for 5 to 10 years February 17, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I’ve been using this methocarbamol for last few years. Suffering from chronic idiopathic spasticity. Taken together with acetaminophen it helps much with pain and mobility.”

8 / 10
laur · Taken for less than 1 month February 10, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I have scoliosis & muscle pain so just started taking these 3 days ago & they are absolutely doing nothing. I have really bad scoliosis & for years my spine doctor has said I’m a half of an inch off from getting surgery. I was prescribed tramadol for yours because at the time it was considered a non addictive pain med. Well because someone ruined it for the rest of us my doctor is skeptical about using that anymore & he wanted me to try this for my pain in my back. DOES NOTHING. No side affects but it’s a joke”

1 / 10
Neanier · Taken for less than 1 month January 4, 2020

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: “I had neck surgery Monday Dec 30th. C5, C6 and C7 doctor went in from the front. Went home Tuesday Dec 31 with these 1 Roxaxin every 8 hrs. Has not even begun to touch my muscle spasms or muscle pain. Absolutely suffering”

1 / 10
Littlebear9 · Taken for less than 1 month January 4, 2020

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: “On Christmas 2019, I was subjected to the Heimlich Maneuver after a piece of roast beef swallowed wrong caused me to choke and wheeze. I couldn't breathe.Luckily, there was a waiter who knew the Heimlich Maneuver. He saved me. Unfortunately, I ended up with EXTREME bruising and pain in my chest. X-rays determined I did not have any actual rib fractures. My doctor prescribed 750 mg tablets of Robaxin, taken 4 times a day. When I first took it, it made me rather groggy.That feeling lasted for a few hours. And it did upset my stomach somewhat. The Robaxin did not make my pain go away completely, but lessened it enough so I could relax and feel fairly comfortable. The pain became a annoyance, rather than agony. My health insurance plan didn't cover it, And I'm sure the side effects will lessen as I get used to having the medication in my system.”

7 / 10
Handi2 · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 29, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I am a 65 year old paraplegic with central cord pain. 31 years now in a wheelchair. I am maxed out on Baclofen and Valium. I started using Methacarbamol 2 months ago. It works the best out of all the spinal cord meds I currently use. I’m taking a dose of 750mg twice daily. I will be asking for more at my next visit.”

10 / 10

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